Neighborhood Review: Masonboro Forest

Masonboro Forest is a beautifully-landscaped and well-maintained community offering a wealth of amenities along with traditionally-styled homes featuring brick veneer or horizontal siding exteriors. Most of the homes in this community were built between 1998 and 2004. Attracting a broad range of buyers, Masonboro Forest is particularly popular with families with children seeking highly rated schools.

Here, we provide a neighborhood review of Masonboro Forest.

Amenities Upon Arrival

As you enter the Masonboro Forest community, you’re greeted by two large fountained ponds bordered by spacious green common areas. Near the brick club house is the community’s large swimming pool and twin tennis courts. Once you pass the amenities, you’ll start seeing some of the largest of the community’s homes, several of which back to oval shaped ponds or the marshes.

In the Craven’s Point neighborhood of Masonboro Forest, the traditional-style homes are surrounded by large, mature trees which help provide a lush sense of privacy. Meanwhile, in the Stratton Village area, you’ll find mostly one-story homes with smaller, but immaculately maintained front yards. The garages in this area tend to be situated near the back of the homes while the lack of sidewalks serves to extend front yards to the curb.

Masonboro Forest’s Demographics

The community’s educational profile consists of 41.6% having earned a bachelor’s degree, 17.3% a graduate’s degree, 15.89% an associate’s degree, and 25.23% a high school diploma. Approximately 42% of Masonboro Forest’s population is considered upper middle class with an annual income ranging from $75,000 to $150,000. Meanwhile, approximately 24% of the community’s residents is considered middle class with an annual income between $50,000 and $75,000.

Real Estate in Masonboro Forest

The median sale price for homes in Masonboro Forest is approximately $224,500, which is considerably higher than the rest of New Hanover County, which averages a sale price of $194,000. Homes for sale in this community tend to sell slightly faster than the county average. Most homes sold in Masonboro Forest average 15 weeks on the market, three weeks less than their county-wide counterparts.

With a 98.2% home ownership, there are very few rental properties available in this community.

Nearby Attractions and Amenities

Masonboro Forest places you close to many amenities in Monkey Junction, such as shopping opportunities like Lowe’s Home Improvement, grocery stores, Wal-Mart, and several restaurants.  In addition, the area is a 15 minute drive to historic downtown Wilmington NC where you have easy access to a wide range of shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions including the boardwalk along the river and the battleship. The community is also about 15 minutes away from three beaches; Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach. At each of these, you can find several beach accesses as well as shopping and restaurants.

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